With a new set of draft picks eligible for a contract extension, are the New Orleans Saints likely to see any contract holdouts going into 2020?
Going into this offseason, the New Orleans Saints have a lot of questions looming over their head. They need help in the wide receiver and cornerback areas. They have three quarterbacks that are free agents so none are rostered.
They also have further questions surrounding other player positions that will need to be upgraded — like Andrus Peat on the offensive line. On top of all of those questions, the 2017 draft class is now eligible for contract extensions off of their rookie contracts.
According to the NFL, “Rookie contracts for draft choices can’t be renegotiated or changed in any way until the regular-season finale of the contract’s third year. Undrafted free agents must wait until their conclusion of the regular season in their second season to amend a contract.”
We have reached that third-year threshold, and now there are several contracts that could possibly be extended. With that possibility, there could be holdouts if those specific contracts are not extended into further years.
Here are the top three people likely to hold out from training camp next season till they get a new contract.